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Ancient Persian Decorated Grey Pottery Jug 1500 B.c. For Sale

Ancient Persian Decorated Grey Pottery Jug 1500 B.c.

A well provenanced, ancient, grey potteryvessel, from the Persian Empire, dating to approximately the Late 2nd to Early 1st millennium B.C.

A beautifully modeled, dark grey, burnished vessel. Withstout, bulbous body,wide circular mouth, subtly pointedprotrusions adorn the sides of the jug, with a fourth, larger,pierced protrusion at theback. Delicately incised zigzagged detail surrounds themouth of the jug, while downward pointing triangular detail falls from the bottom of each protrusion.

The larger protrusion probably represents a stylized quadruped, the smaller ones are likely to signify animal (bull?) heads.

Diameter:3 1/2inches.

Height: 2 1/2inches.

Condition: Excellent. Unrestored.

Bibliography:

For vessels ofsimilar types please see T. S. Kawami, Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 1992.

Provenance:

Ex-Collection of Bonar Sykes (1922 - 1999.) Grandson of Conservative prime minister Andrew Bonar Law (1922 - 1923,) Godson of Rudyard Kipling and Son of key RAF founding member, Sir Frederick Sykes. Sykes enjoyed several illustrious and varied careers, as World War II Royal Navy Officer, Head of Chancery at the British Embassy in Tehran (1961 - 1965,) High Sheriff of Wiltshire and president of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. Married to Mary Phipps (1923 - 2002) daughter of Frances Ward and Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Clare Edmund Phipps.

Sykes left Etonand joined the Royal Navy as a Lieutenant, where he took part in both the infamous D-day landings and the Battle of Walcheren Causeway. After the war he went on to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Queens College, Oxford. He began his career at the foreign office in 1949, eventually moving to Tehran in the early 1960's as Head of Chancery, where he built up an eclectic collection of ancient Near Eastern ceramics. Sykes love of cultural heritage was also born out through the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society as the longest serving president (1975 - 1985.)

ArtAncient are pleased to offer a few select artifacts from this well provenanced and fascinating collection, of which this piece is one.

For the Society Of Antiquaries full Obituary of Mr Sykes please consult the following link

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